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Why are nutritional supplements important?

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Why are nutritional supplements important?

Dr Ritika
Regional Head - South Zone
  • To complement the diet with nutrients that may be lacking in sufficient amounts to provide maximal benefit.
  • To provide a select nutrient or combination of nutrients to support a specific body function.
  • Nutritious drinks are beneficial if patients are unable to manage meals
  • Nutritional supplementation help patients get the micronutrients also needed to maintain strength, prevent body tissue from breaking down, rebuild tissue, heal wounds, fight infection and recover from surgery.